John Marzo

John M. Marzo

John M. Marzo MD

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine


General Orthopaedics; Sports Medicine


Professional Summary:

My clinical practice has recently changed from traditional arthroscopic and sports related orthopedic surgery to focus full time on education and research. The time gained from no longer seeing patients or performing surgery will be used to expand my roles as a teacher and a clinical researcher. My effort will now be devoted to instruction in the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Center of Excellence in Sports Medicine Skills ab and in the UB RISE Surgical Simulation Lab.

My philosophy and goals of the arthroscopy teaching lab are:

•Provide for instruction of the basics of arthroscopy, including the
physics, optics, and electronics of the equipment used in the operating

•Teach all relevant superficial and arthroscopic anatomy of the major
joints of the body

•Demonstrate and practice the navigational skills of arthroscopy, such
as orientation, localization, triangulation, and quadrangulation

•Demonstrate and practice diagnostic arthroscopy of all of the major

•Instruct and proctor performance of the basic and advanced
arthroscopic procedures

•Encourage research into existing and emerging arthroscopic
technologies and procedures

•Provide subjective and objective feedback on the acquisition of
arthroscopic skill as it pertains to career guidance

•Introduce and instruct using virtual reality and evaluate a process of
credentialing doctors based on simulator testing for competence


General Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

Physician Gender:


Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University Hospital Medical Center (1991)
  • Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1990)
  • Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1986)
  • MA, Anatomical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1986)
  • Internship, Hahnemann University Hospital (1985)
  • MD, State University of New York, Health Science Center at Syracuse (1984)
  • BA, Chemistry, Colgate University (1980)

Awards and Honors:

  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctor 2016 (2016)
  • Distinguished High School Alumni Award (2007)
  • Honorable Mention, Outstanding Research (1986)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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